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The Agreed Case is Now Formally
Before the Supreme Court of
the United States.
BOTH SIDES ASK AH EARLY HEARTS.
Tke Statement Pile Ileeltt-a the
State of Chnoa la Wnlcfc the Af
fairs of the State of Kentackr
Are ma the Reaalt of ConOlctla
I'lainis To be Heard April 3.
Washington, Apra 17. The cases in
volving the Kentucky governorship
Iiavc been docketed in the United
States supreme court. A brief state
ment, in which counsel for both Tay
lor and Beckham joined, was filed at
the same time, asking for an early
I. earinp. In this agreed statement ii
is set forth that both Taylor and
Itcckham as governor, John Marshall
as lieutenant governor on the repub
lican side, and L. II. Carter as presi
dent pro tem of the senate, and John
II. Castleman, as adjutant general on
the democratic side, each and all
claiming the right, and are actually
attempting to exercise the powers of
the respective offices severally claimed
by them, thus producing great con
fusion in Kentucky, by reason of the
doubts as to which of the persons
named has the lawful right to exercise
the authority pertaining to the ser
rals offices named, all to the great
injury and detriment of the people of
The agreed statement then contin
ues as follows:
"Thus under the legislation and laws
of Kentucky the governor of the state,
in addition to being charged generally
with the duty and invested with the
power of filling many important of
fices in the state by appointment.some
ly original appointment, and others
by appointment to fill vacancies; and
ah, with the power to issue commis
sions to many officers, whether ap
tointcd by him or elected by the peo
ple, and. also with the power to issue
pardons and to remit fines and for
feitures. Foth plaintiff in error, YYm. S. Tay
lor, and defendant in error, J. C. Beck
tiaso, are claiming the right to per
form all the functions of the aforesaid
cilice of governor, and each of them
is cltempting, and has actually at
tempted, to perform many of the said
functions, such, for example, as issu
jujt pardons and filling offices by au
"Some of the officers of the stats
recognize the acts of the plaintiff in
rror, Win. S. Taylor, as the lawful
cts of the governor of the state; and
tefuse to recognize similar acts by de
fendant in error, J. C. W. Beckham:
while other officers of the state recog
nize the acts of J. C. YV. Beckham as
tlic lawful acts of the governor of ths
state, and refuse to recognize the acts
of Ym. S. Taylor as such governor.
"Among other officers whom the
governor is authorized and acquired to
.appoint, are the officers of the elee
mosynary institutions of the state.
.rwJ each of the said two claimants to
the office of governor has attempted
to fill said offices, and some persons
recognize the authority of the ap
pointees of one of said claimants to
the offices, and refuse to recognize
these of the other, and vice versa.
"By reason of all these facts, and
others which might be enumerated, it
is of the utmost importance to the
Tjccplc of the state of Kentucky, that
the question of the right to office in
volved in the aforesaid litigation be
determined. The questions of law in
volved in said causes are of very
great and grave interest and im
portance, involving the nature and ex
tent of the powers of an election con
test tribunal, and the powers of the
jiuflciary with relation thereto."
Case To be Heard April 30.
The supreme court advanced the
caw to be heard on the 30th inst., and
g!-ve each side four hours for argu
SHIPPER PAYS SI AMP TAX.
JL Murk Mooted Qaentlon Decided br
tne suprrne voura . tnv
Washington, April 17. The supreme
court decided the cases involving the
stamp tax as it applies to express
packages, the question involved being
whether tho shipper or the carrier
shall pay the stamp charges on pack
ages. The opinion was banded clown
ly Justice White, and wao favorable to
the express companies.
Will Prove Their Charge.
St. Louis, April 17. Meiubrrs of the
Vebruury grand jury, who were sued,
iuturday, for $100,00(1 by Supply Com
mi&sionor Fred C. Meier hive not yet
orcn served with the papers in the
juit. Four of them are quoted as say
ing that they were glad Mr. Mcior had
tied his Euit, because they would now
Jiave an opportunity to substantiate
their charges against him. They said
they hoped for speedy trial of the
telle! Suapllea for Faalnf SnsTerera.
Washington, April 17. Judge Advo
cate (Jencral of the Navy Lemley has
received a communication from Bay
Uirector II. M. lenniston, at Xew
York, who is engaged in negotiating
for a suitable vessel to carry relief
supplies for famine sufferers in India,
ic which he informs the department
that most of the ships suited for this
purpose are owned or controlled in
London, and that owing to the Easter
holidays no information relative to the
acquirement of a vessel can be ob-
iaited until the opeuing of the bids.
SOUTH COUNTRY DELUGED.
Three Bouthera State Practically Sub-
narg-ed by Beeaat Heavy Balna
Some Los of Life,
Xew Orleans. April 17. Damage to
the extent of thousands of dollars has
been done to railroad property, crops
and bridges by floods in the middle
gulf states caused by the record
breaking rains of the past two days.
The downpour covered Louisiana, Mis
sissippi and Alabama and averaged
from fonr to nine inches. It has sent
all the country streams out of their1
banks, caused a complete suspension of
railroad traffic over a large section, re
sulted in the loss of innumerable
bridges and caused the overflow of
large tracts of cotton and corn, much
of which must be replanted. The loss
of life so far reported is small, being
confined so far to the drowning of a
few negroes in the country districts,
whille trying to savelivestock and oth
Eight inches of rain fell at Amits
City, La., in 24 hours, and over nine at
Coalite to Vae Ita Main Line.
The Illinois Central road is unable to
move along its main line and a round
about journey ever the Mississippi
alley tracks is being resorted to.
Heavy winds accompanied the rain
storm, and telegraph and telephone
wires are down all over the state, while
bri.lges have been washed out and
The Kerry Cropa Rained.
Reports from Crystal Springs an-I
Madison state that the cranberry anil
etrawberry beds are under water, and
that the early crops will be entirely
lost. Both the cotton and corn crops
will have to lie replanted in many
places, and the damage done to fences
and bridges is practically incalculable.
Jiatchez is cut off from railroad or tele
graphic communication. All trains on
the Mobile Ohio between Mobile und
Meridian have been abandoned because
Reached Frlfrhtfnl Proportiona.
A dispatch from Meridian says the
flood situation in that section has
reached frightful proportions. Mer
idian is cut off from the outside world
except by slow telegraphic communi
cation. All trains are marked annulled
for an indefinite period.
Suffered Inecnlable Loss.
Meridian and its.vicinity suffered in
calculable loss. Twenty-five per cent,
of the fertilizers on farming lands
throughout the state is a tctal loss,
end all truck plantations in a radius
ol ten miles are submerged.
Three fatalities have been reported
so far, the victims being negroes who
list their lives in an endeavor to save
Birmingham reports a record-breaking
rainfall throughout northern Ala
bama, six inches falling in 24 hours.
The railroads there are suffering heav
ily. Five miles of the Alabama Great
Southern railway are ' abandoned in
that section. The Louisville & Nash
ville is under water near Bangor,
north of here. The Kansas City,
Memphis & Birmingham road has also
suffered considerable damage. Nearly
all trains coming into Birmingham are
delayed, and many have been annulled.
Mines in that section are flooded,
tnd work can not be resumed for a
week. This will cripple a number of
MR. CARNEGIE'S LIBERALITY.
Will Give Three Million Six Hundred
Thonaand Dollnra for n Build
ing; In rittabnrah.
Pittsburgh, Ta., April 18. Mr. An
drew Carnegie has promised the trus
tees of the Carnegie library i.nd insti
tute to become responsible for $3,600,
000, the amount estimated as neces
sary for the proposed extension and
enlargement of the already fine build
ing at the entrance of Schenley park,
When the plans for the enlargement
were submitted to Mr. Carnegie last
year, the estimate of expenditures was
f 1,730,000. This sum he readily agreed
to give the institute; but later is was
thought best to enlarge on the orig
inal scheme, and when the later plans
were submitted to the steel king in
Ktw York last week he willingly as
sumed the added responsibility, thus
more than doubling his contribution.
Work on the improvements will be
gin as soon as the city can close the
clmi for ground necessary for the new
luildings. When completed the struc
ture will be one of the biggest in "the
world and in architectural beauty will
have few if any equals.
The new building will be nearly six
times as big as the present. It will
be 500 by 700 feet in size nnd cover
between six and seven acres of ground.
In appearance it will resemble the
nw congressional library building at
Washington, which is claimed to be at
present the most beautiful archi
tectural building in America.
At the annual meeting yesterday of
the Canieigie library and institute
trustees, H. C. Frick, who has from
the inception of the institute been its
treasurer, resigned that office, and C.
M. Schwab, president of the Carnegie
compeny, was elected to succeed him.
A Cans of Bank Robbera Dlatarbe
Chicago, April 18. Robbers partly
wrecked the safe in the State bank of
The explosion attracted two police
men, who ran to the scene. Their ap
proach was made known by one of the
gang on guard outside. He fired a shot
into the air, and the men inside es
caped from a rear window, and dis
appeared in a lumber yard near by.
Curiously enough, the time lock
mechanism was not injured, and at
7:30 a. m. the door was thrown open
rTEE SULTAN MUST PAY UP.
Diplomatic Eolation, with Tarfcay Strained
by Reason of Broken
Washington, April 18. There is no
longer any question that the diplomat
ic relations between the Lnited States
and Turkey are in a critical state.
growing out of the sultan's bad faith.
He promised to pay the indemnity
claims of the American missionaries
foi the destruction of eight buildings
of the Euphrates college at Harpoot
end several buildings belonging to the
American missionaries at Marash dui
irg the Armenian massacres of 1893.
Mr. Straus, the United States min
ister to Turkey, is at present in the
United States on leave of absence. As
has already been announced, he pre
sented his resignation, but he presi
dent, regarding the services of Mr.
Straus as indispensible, indefinitely
extended his leave, subject to the call
of the secretary of state whenever cir
cumstances may necessitate his re
turn. niplomacr Ezhanated.
Diplomacy appears to have exhaust
ed itself at Constantinople, the sultan
Laving promised to pay the indemnity
claims, amounting to some $90,000,
which promise was again renewed
prior to Mr. Straus' departure, and al
though 16 months have elapsed since
the promise was first made, that prom
ise still remains unfilled.
The Government' Kext Step.
What action the government will
now take to enforce the sultan's prom
ise is not definitely known, but as the
situation is critical it may result in
Secretary Hay sending the Turkish
minister at Washington his passports.
The snltan'a Broken l'ledicea.
The question involved between the
two countries is no longer one resting
upon disputed points of international
law, but upon the sultan's broken
faith. This is not his only promise.
In: having stated to our minister that
be would give his permit for the re
construction of the American college
end school buildings, while, vp to the
piestnt, the official permit, on one ex
cuse and another, lias been withheld.
The Man for the Flnco.
When Dr. Angell resigned, in 1893,
the- relations between the two coun
tries were critical by reason ot the in
action of the Turkish government and
its refusal to entertain the indemnity
claims. Mr. Straus, by reason of his
successful previous mission and his
past experience, was summoned by the
president to take up the mission as
test qualified to adjust the pending
questions in a manner satisfactory to
both countries. Shortly after his ar
rival in Constantinople, in September,
1898, several matters yielded to nego
tiation. The Main Qneationa.
He then addressed himself to the
main questions, the compensation for
missionary buildings destroyed, and
for property looted and the permit for
their rebuilding. The Turkish govern
ment, shortly before the departure of
Di. Angell, sent a reply denying all
liability for the buildings and prop
erty destroyed. A similar reply was
tent to the ambassadors of England.
France nnd Italy, having like claims.
The Sultan Promlaed.
Mr. Straus took up the question
anew, basing his argument upon the
weil-recognized principles of interna
tional law, with the result that at an
p.udience with the sultan, on the 8ti
of December, 1898, the sultan prom
ised to pay the claims. The claims
were examined with great care and
scrutiny, based upon the principle of
indemnity for the actual value of the
property destroyed. The sultan also
stated that he had given permission
for the reconstruction of the destroyed
buildings. Neither of these promises
has been kept. .
The Sltaation at Preaent.
The situation is practically this:
Our minister has succeeded in obtain
ing judgment by confession upon the
claims, which confession was made by
the sultan himself, but the execution
Diplomacy has exhausted itself, and
Mi. Straus has, under the guidance of
Secretary Hay, done everything di
plomacy could accomplish to bring the
sultan's attention to the seriousness
of the situation. Our minister, as well
as our government, hoped that the sul
tan's promise, though delayed, would
In Good Handa.
During the continuance of Ministel
Straus' leave of absence, the legation
is in charge of Capt. Lloyd C. Griscom,
secretary of legation, who is fully con
versant with the business.
THE GRAND JURY REPORTS.
Naming; Alleged Aasaaalna nnd Ac
cessories in the Mnrder of
Frankfort, Ky April 18. The grand
jury yesterday reported indictments
against Caleb Powers, John Powers,
Charles Finley, Wharton Golden and
W. H. Culton as accessories, and
against Henry E. Voutsey, Berry How
ard, Jim Howard, Harland Whitaker
and Dick Combs with wilful murder of
To Provide for the Salaries.
Washington, April 18. Secretary
Gage yesterday sent a request to con
gress that in accordance with the pro
vision of the Puerto Riean act provid
ing a commissioner to the United
States at $5,000, an appropriation be
made for the salary. Another letter
requests an appropriation of $3,000 for
the woman commissioner representing
the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion at the unveiling of the statue of
Lafayette at Paris, which appointment
was recently provided for by eon
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sometimes she lead them into a trap.
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